|Source: Ron Paul 2008-U.S. Representative Ron Paul, R, Texas-|
If you look at the current national polls as far as New Hampshire, Mitt Romney in a 4-5 candidate field. Has about 40% of the vote right now, which is a pretty good number. New Hampshire of course is a neighbor to Massachusetts, so this should be Romney Country because they know him. And 40% of the vote right now suggest that there's at least a certain amount of support for him. But here's the opening for New Hampshire for Ron Paul. What's New Hampshire's state motto? "Give me Liberty or Give me Death." Sounds pretty liberal and libertarian to me. It's not in God We Trust or Give me Economic Liberty or Give me Death. It's, "Give me Liberty or Give me Death." They are a classical get big government out of our wallets and bedrooms state. Which is why Rick Santorum is not making much of a play there, even though he''ll have a stronger presence. Because of his performance in Iowa, because Rich Santorum is a classical big government Republican. He's not a Classical Conservative or Libertarian.
Back in the day New Hampshire would be a great State for Mitt Romney politically, because thats the type of Republican he used to be, "Give me Liberty or Give me Death." Until he decided he wanted to be President of the United States. And that he concluded he needed Religious and Neoconservatives behind him to do that. People like Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann. He doesn't believe he can be elected President without those people unlike Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, that have decided they aren't in that crowd. So the hell with them just like Barry Goldwater. What Ron Paul's message in New Hampshire should be, is go straight to the Liberals and Libertarians. Speak about economic and foreign policy mainly. And if social issues come up, fine. That will be his audience and nail the other candidates for their big government credentials. Mitt Romney is trying to be every Republican to every Republican and doesn't have a core. And wants to have an even larger military and foreign policy presence than President Obama.
And the 2010 Affordable Care Act was inspired by Governor Romney things the New Hampshire Republicans aren't going to want to hear when they decide how to vote for President. If Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich both raise their statures in New Hampshire, without taking votes from each other, but taking it from Romney, this could be 2-3 man race in New Hampshire. Instead of a New Hampshire blowout for Romney. Same thing for Jon Huntsman, speak to the people that can win New Hampshire for you. And in a state like New Hampshire there are plenty of those voters and let Mitt Romney have the big government Republicans. Right now it looks like a blowout victory for Mitt Romney, but there's still at least one debate away and plenty campaigning left for limited government Republicans to change that. If thats exactly who they speak to and not go after the Religious and Neoconservatives, where in New Hampshire there just aren't that many voters. Remember, "Give me Liberty or Give me Death."